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roughly three hours ago soderint taking so long for results to come in. roby chavez is live with the d.c. board of elections to explain what the hold-up has been. roby. >> reporter: shawn, a big problem tonight, as you just mentioned, voting results have been very, very slow to come in. folks, as you can see here, have gathered at the d.c. board of elections waiting for elections, waiting for elections, and the problem tonight has been the new technology. they have new software, new machines, and for some reason, those results did not come in until the last 10 minutes or so. i want to show you, this is where some of the members of the different elected officials have gathered to try to watch some of the results. and what we're watching tonight is off of a laptop here, and we're seeing the same thing that you're seeing. at this point, what we're looking at is the city-wide votes here for the mayoral race. let's take a look at this, and i'm going to do it the old fashioned way, with 40% of the votes, vincent gray's got 12 86 votes, adrian fenty's got 1841, and that's a total of only 3,17
today. the police are still looking for the men who opened fire this actual. roby chavez is live on u street now with more. roby. >> reporter: brian, scary moments today along u street as gun fire erupted. also scary for mourners who had filed inside this church. we were told the casket was being loaded into the church when gun fire rang out. it was the funeral of ashley mccray, she was friends with rivals of many gang members and someone brought a gun. mourners scattered as gun shots rang out in the u street corridor. friends of ashley mccray gathered at her funeral and some were known gang members. >> we was walking down it try to get in our car and realized that our car had been shot up. >> reporter: when the gun fire stopped, cars were left crashed and three people injured. 21-year-old jamal coates was killed. he was in the suv which flipped. mourners couldn't believe it. >> i was at the church but i heard the gun shot. >> what do you make of what happened today? >> senseless, and it's something needs to be done about the balance here in the city. >> reporter: late monday, three p
that this would happen. roby chavez is live with more on the link between the two rival gangs and 21-year-old ashley mccray. robbie? >> reporter: ashley mccray knew a lot of people and today, the church was packed. several hundred inside the church and another hundred or so gathered outside of the church and she knew members of the two rival gangs. community activists and police came here because they were afraid that putting the two groups together would lead lead to violence and today, someone brought a gun to a funeral. >> two secs you heard gun shots go off and everybody responded back into the church and scattered everywhere. >> reporter: 21-year-old ashley mccray's funeral was wrapping up and that crowd gathered for one last goodbye as the casket was placed in the hearse. police and members from the columbia heights collaborative have been watching the violence escalate between the two groups and many worried that violence would break out and they did. sadly ashley and the man killed had moved away from violence recently. >> and this is about him a
. we'll be right back. ք kulski >> welcome back to >> roby chavez is live at the d.c. board of elections with the latest of what's going on. >> reporter: shawn, there is a flurry of activity going on in the d.c. board of elections office. let me step aside and you can see. some of the numbers -- this is some of the absentee ballots they're still trying to count. part of the problem what we understand today is that there's a new system in place and there's a number of new procedures, and so that has considerably slowed the process down. they replaced the system that they used in 2008 with new systems and new machines and new software, and so all of that has slowed the system down considerably. now one thing officials have stressed today is that they are making sure these numbers are accurate. you might remember in 2008, some of the numbers that came out were a bit premature. they're trying to avoid that same problem that they had from last year, now, officials told us the cartridges, that's those things that are inside the machines that come back here to make the official cou
officials are set to unveil some alleged ufo sightings on american military bases. roby chavez got a preview of the firsthand accounts and top secret documents about to be released. >> they were seeing strange lights in the sky. >> robert salas worries aliens have hair eyes on our nuclear weapons. reremembers one morning early in march 1967. while on duty, several in the military witnessed unexplained red lights in the skies in montana over an air force base. >> very frightened guard called me and said they were looking at a glowing red object pulsating about 30 feet in diameter hovering above the front great. >> reporter: moments later, arlington national cemeterys sounded and they were mysteriously shut down. >> it was like we were under a terrorist attack. that is what i thought, the facility was under some kind of an attack. but it was very strange. >> reporter: on monday, he comes to washington with folds are of previously top secret documents to prove it was a ufo. this memo concluded. >> the fact that no apparent reason for the loss of 10 missiles can be readily identified is cause fo
of this developing story. we'll start off with fox5's roby chavez live with the new developments, roby. >> reporter: today was a very tragic day and a very tragic set of circumstances that unfolded inside this church as mourners had gathered for a funeral. ashley mccray was very popular. unfortunately, she was also very popular among two rival gangs. many of the members attended her funeral today, and someone brought a gun. >> i just heard the shot and scattered back into the church. >> reporter: the drive-by shooting happened as the funeral for 21-year-old ashley mccray was wrapping up. witnesses say her casket was being placed in the hurst. they heard between four and 12 gun shots. >> we was walking down to try to get in our car and realized our car had been shot up. they said -- the people around us said that the guy was standing near our car. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped, this suv, which was being shot at witnesses say, had overturned blocks away near 12th and u. >> the busses was blocking him and so it hit the verizon truck here and flipped. >> reporter: jamal coates was killed and t
. in fact, prince george's county police have not updated us in the last six hours. live in greenbelt, roby chavez fox 5 news. >>> the news edge in virginia and a stunning crime out of manassas today. a photographer was robbed and stabbed this morning while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center. police say two people approached him demanding his camera and cash. he refused. they stabbed him. residents were surprised to learn of the crime. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because that kind of thing just shouldn't happen. >> caught, one of the suspects a 15-year-old boy. they're still looking for the other person. as for the photographer, he's being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story tonight, the fight to repeal don't ask don't tell. it looks like the military's policy on gay troops will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. an effort to repeal the policy fell short in the senate today. fox 5's bob barnard
the -- dustd it for fingerprints but still no suspects. for live, now in greenbelt, fox 5 news, roby chavez. >>> in an attempt to repeal the don't ask, don't tell policy never even came up for a vote. it was blocked. sherry ly is here now with the news edge on this one. >> reporter: the repeal of don't ask, don't tell, is dead for now. it's possible the legislation could be revived, but if senate republicans take up seats in the november election, lifting the ban on gays serving openly may prove difficult, if not impossible. efforts to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military appeared in trouble from the start. suzanne collins considered the crucial 60th vote was not on board. >> i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendment. >> reporter: republica ns blocked consideration of the $726 billion defense authorization bill which includes a repeal of the law known as don't ask, don't tell, and other possible controversial measures. democrats needed 60 votes but fell four votes short. >> the
for both candidates. roby chavez is live. >> reporter: the poll is important for a number of reasons, mainly it shows the lead by vincent gray has grown over the last three weeks since the last poll was taken. it also shows if there's a high black voter turnout, fenty could lose this election. even so, both candidates are still fighting hard. the latest poll is more good news for vincent gray, whose lead has grown since august in the latest poll. it is the third poll in a week to put gray on top, but there is still no clear-cut winner. >> it's clear that we are -- our message is getting out across the city, that people are supporting us. the other message is for those who are working on our campaign, and that is keep working hard. >> reporter: adrian fenty did not make himself available for an interview tonight but issued a statement saying, quote, the only numbers that matter is the count when the polls close on election day. we are out on door steps every day getting our message out to as many voters as we can. >> i think it's going to be really close at the end. i've been reading
but at memorial service today what most people were impressed with was the man. fox 5's roby chavez with how doctor walters is being remembered. >> we are thankful for the privilege of knowing him, of being taught by him. >> reporter: at howard university it was a steady stream of praise for dr. ron walters and healing thoughts for his family. >> something vast and noble has passed from among us. it is like a mighty oak has fallen leaving an empty and gaping and against the sky. ♪i believe the children are our future ♪ >> reporter: the 72-year-old was considered the brain trust of the civil rights movement. today a long list of those me mentored spoke about the man who talked to the powerful and the powerless with the same gentleness. many were humbled in his presence. >> thank you, dr. walters, thank you, sir, because you never lowered the bar. in fact, you raised it so high that some of us had to stand on our toes to try to reach your expectations of us and we promised to stop being so petty. >> reporter: it all started at a lunch counter in wichita, kansas, in 1958 when walters took a
confronted each other and ended with a devastated owner and an angry community. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now. >> a lot being said about this. tonight we learned a little more about the sharpie and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was -- the shar- pei and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was aggressive and others say he often appeared at community events and was gentle. they aren't sure what happened between the two dogs that are fighting. the rescue group said the shooting was tragic and unwarranted. >> where there is hatred, let me so love. >> reporter: prayers for a dog killed at the hands of d.c. police. days after the shooting the anger and sadness remain. his foster owner remembers a kind dog. >> parrot loved to be petted. parrot would prance down the middle of the street. some stranger would come up to pet him and he would immediately roll over on his back and try and extort some sort of belly rub from them. he was an amazing dog. >> they shine in fare well to a warm beloved friend. >> reporter: 100 pet lovers gathered in the pouring rain for a candlelight vigil at th
. a group of ex-military commanders set unveil details at the national press club today. roby chavez has our story. >> this were seeing strange lights in the sky. >> reporter: robert salas worries aliens have their eyes on our nuclear weapons. he remembers one morning early in march of 1967 while on duty several in the military witnessed unexplainedded red lights in the skies over an air force base in montana. >> very frightened guard auld me and said they were looking at a glowing red object pulsating about 30 feet in diameter, hovering right above the front gate. >> reporter: moments later, arlington national cemeterys on 10 nuclear missiles sounded and then they were mysteriously shut down. >> it is like we're under a terrorist attack. that is what i thought. the facility was under some kind of attack. but it was very strange. >> on monday, he comes to washington with folders of previously top secret documents to prove it was a ufo. this memo concluded -- >> the fact that no apparent reason for the loss of 10 missiles can be readily identified is cause for grave concern. >> reporter: top
with another dog. animal control says the black lab is vicious and has to be destroyed. >> roby chavez has more on how the family is pleading for i chance to keep the dog alive. >> you put a peaceful and kind hearted animal to sleep if something is not down. >> reporter: a last-minute plea to save the family pet. april will tie by month's end unless she gets a reprieve. she has been deemed vicious and is now behind bars. >> a family member being locked away looking at the death penalty. how do you teal with a situation like that? you know you are helpless in the situation. nothing can you do but pri. >> reporter: april allegely got into it with a neighbor's smaller dog in late february. however, the dog's owner didn't complain nor did she bring her dog to the vet until a month after the incident. at the hearing, the waddells a there was no hard he have of an attack. >> she brought pieces of paper with ill strags on what she has seen. no actual pictures, no animal wounds. there was a bill from a veterinarian but it never specified what actually was the
, but that's not all. the suit also blames the city's school system. fox 5's roby chavez working this one tonight. >> paternity tests indicate the girl's teacher is indeed the father. the lawsuit says other staff at the school saw teacher and the student in the classroom during the lunch period with the lights off, but nothing was ever done. the lawsuit also goes after the school system and says robert weiss miller the teacher has a history of sex with students. the alarming charges are in this lawsuit, a special education student at the transition academy at chad said her d.c. schools teacher got her pregnant and even had sex with her in his classroom, his car and at her home. tests show he's definitely the father. >> it disgrace is an understatement. >> reporter: attorneys for the girl say the school's own investigation determined no misconduct. >> it's a horrible story and it's almost the first day of class your teacher who you're supposed to be putting your trust in comes up to you and tells you how beautiful you are and how he'd like to marry you if he wasn't married and he drives yo
's happened in recent months. fox 5's roby chavez back with the story. >> it all started saturday when the elevator went out and 16 passengers were stuck inside. today it was the escalators. passengers complained about constant problems at the station with escalators and elevators out, an impossible climb they say and today everything was out. >> we had to go through the trains. >> reporter: a major commuter nightmares a the wheaton metro station closed several hours. the gates were shut and riders detoured because there is no way down into the tunnel. wheaton passengers are fed up. >> half the time they can't get all three escalators working and the elevator working at the same time. so when i found out the station was closed, i was not the least bit surprised. >> reporter: riders were bussed around the wheaton station on shuttles. the problem? metro says all of its escalators and elevators are out of service at the station. >> the shuttle bus is going take forever. i need to get on the train. >> i found out that the wheaton station was closed. probably it was about five minute before
a maryland apartment, a mother found dead, a man seriously injured not because of the fire. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now with the news edge on this. >> two adults lived in the apartment with two children. both the man and woman had visible physical injuries that were not caused by fire or smoke. the kids were not home at the time. police don't know what unfolded in that apartment but at this point authorities do believe this was more than just a fire. neighbors say the flames broke out just before 3:00 and were very intense. once the fire was out a man and woman were found inside one of the apartments. the 33-year-old woman was dead but not from this fire. the man was seriously injured. neighbors gathered in horror after being evacuated. some saw the victim's daughter frantically trying to get inside. >> and i heard, you know, one of our daughters knocking at the door and screaming saying mommy, mommy, wake up. open the door! and she wouldn't answer her phone. she wouldn't open up the door. >> i'm just speechless to what happened, exceptional mother of four, two girls and two boys, v
the city. the city is thriving. >> reporter: roby chavez, fox 5 news. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 9th as we get a live look at the washington monument to get you started today. it is nice and cool outside. starting to feel a lot more like fall. certainly a whole lot cooler than it was at this time yesterday. thank you for being with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. gwen is in filling in for tucker. so, yeah, it is feeling like fall now finally. >> it is. we are getting that september feel. twenty-four hours ago, it was the opposite. it felt like it was july all over again. we've got pretty clear skies across the area. temperatures now are still starting out a little on the cooler side as they were last evening but just the odd cloud or two can you see skirting through. we have a cold front that moved through across the region and continues to push its way off. it was a dry cold front. we did not get anything that we needed precipitation-wise and believe me, we are much in the need for rain right now. so, here is a look at where we hit yesterday temperatur
officials are set to unveil information about several alleged ufo sights. roby chavez got an account of the top secret documents now being released. >> they were seeing strange lights in the sky. >> reporter: robert worried aliens have their eyes on our nuclear weapons. the minute man launch officer remembers one morning early in march of 1967 while on duty. several in the military witnessed unexplained lights in the sky in montana. >> very brightened guard called me and said they were looking at a growing red object pulsating about 30 feet in diameter hoovering above the front gate. >> reporter: moments later at alarms on ten missiles sounded and then they were shut down. >> it's like we're under a terrorist attack. that's what i thought. the facility was under some kind of an attack. but it was very strange. >> reporter: on monday he comes to washington with folders of previously top secret documents to prove it was a ufo. this memo concluded -- >> the fact that no apparent of the loss of ten missiles can be readily identified is cause for grave concern. >> reporter: top secret doc
impressed with was the man. roby chavez has more. >> we are thankful for the privilege of knowing him, of being taught by him. >> reporter: at howard university, it was a steady stream of praise for dr. ron walters and healing thoughts for his family. >> something vast and noble has passed from among us. it is like a mighty oak has fallen, leaving an empty and gaping and glaring space against the sky where he stood. [ singing ] >> reporter: the 72-year-old was considered the brain trust of the civil rights movement. today a long list of those he mentored spoke about the man who talked to the powerful and the powerless with the same gentleness. many were humbled in his presence. >> thank you, dr. walters. thank you, sir. because you never lowered the bar. in fact you raised it so high that some of us had to stand on our toes to try to reach your expectations of us. and we promised to stop being so petty. >> reporter: it all started at a lunch counter in wichita, kansas, in 1958 when walters took a seat before sit-ins caught the headlines protesting segregation. walters went on to be a
. roby chavez is live with the very latest. what do you know? >> reporter: this is still a developing story and we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but homicide detectives are here on the scene and the crime scene remains up. and let's go to the video and we'll show you the investigation as it unfolded this afternoon. this all happened in the 8500 block of greenbelt road at the spring garden apartment complex. police here in prince george's county got a call at about 2:30 this afternoon to check on the welfare of a woman in this apartment complex in the lobby here for an unresponsive female. when they got here they found her in the lobby unresponsive and she had been shot. she died an hour later at a nearby hospital. we don't have any information on who this woman is, we do know she is believed to be in her 40s and a white female. at this point police are still trying to figure out a motive for the shooting and try to get any information on a suspect. >> at this time, it does not appear to be a robbery. but we are still lki
. roby chavez says the family is begging for the chance to keep the dog alive. >> unfortunately they have to put a peaceful and kind animal to sleep. >> reporter: unless this black lab gets a reprieve, april will die by month's end. the 9-year-old family pet has been deemed vicious and is now behind bars. >> it's like losing a family member. a family member being locked away, looking at the death penalty. how do you deal with a situation like that, and you know you're helpless to the situation, nothing you can do but pray. >> reporter: april allegedly got into it with a neighbor's smaller dog in late february. however, the dog's owner didn't complain, nor did she bring her dog to the vet until a month after the incident. at the hearing, the wadells say there's no hard evidence of the attack. >> she brought pieces of paper with illustrations drawn of what she seen. there was no pictures. there was a bill from the veterinarian but it never specified what was the findings, why her dog was injured. >> reporter: the panel for the prince georges animal control found april guilty last week. now
at a popular hangout. it happened near largo high school in maryland. fox 5's roby chavez is live in the newsroom with the details. >> many neighbors feared the violence was escalating and today it did. the neighborhood is just across the street from the high school. it appears students and some of their older friends gathered and got into a brawl. the fighting got out of hand and today someone pulled out a gun. a chaotic scene left school books scattered and one boy critically injured, his bloodied clothes in the street. neighbors say the teen collapsed in a driveway after being shot. young children watched it all play out. >> i am very worried because i didn't expect that from this area, you know, because normally it's very quiet around here, but i'm just shocked. >> reporter: residents say the intersection is a gathering spot for young people after school. neighbors say they've complained for years. >> we're used to it. it's an everyday thing. it's every day. it's not like it's today. it's every day. when they come across that street, they gang up and it's one police over there
on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> reporter: 22-year-old ashley mccray was found shot to death last week in her car and days ago, her mother denounceed the violence. >> don't make no sense -- and any child left to die on the street. >> reporter: today, friends and family gathered to remember mccray who worked at a clothing store in georgetown and a accounting student at devry university. as the casket was put into the hearse, gun fire rang out. >> and that shot. >> unfortunately, there is a lot of perhaps which, is good and maybe that contained
are diverting a lot of traffic. the investigation continues. robe chavez, fox 5 news -- roby chavez, fox 5 news. >> i know this investigation is getting started, we heard the witness say that she didn't believe that the gunman took off with any money, but we're hearing that he may have escaped with a bag. what have you been hearing out there? >> reporter: we have not got an official report with the police. she was sitting in the restaurant and did not see him pick up anything. we spoke with another woman sitting beside her, she had the same account. they were panicked inside the restaurant and may not have seen the driver or suspect get away with anything. perhaps he did and didn't, we're trying to sort that out and we'll try to get back with them to get an official report on that and we know he got away from the scene. >> keep us updated, thank you. >>> a police-involved shooting fueling a fire storm of debate in adams morgan tonight. whether the deadly force was justified depends on who you talk to. on one side, a woman who claims her dog was attacked. on the other, a man with a pit bull mix
city council spots up for grabs. robe chavez is -- roby chavez is joining us now with a look at the races. >> reporter: voters are decide coming will replace vincent gray as chairman of the d.c. council. one at-large post is up for grabs and races and four wards. one race is the fight for council chair. vincent orange who ran for mayor in 2006 is running against at-large council member kwame brown. the seat with new controversy is about a name. phil mendelson is in a fight for his fourth term and trying to overcome a name confusion by opponent michael d. brown. they think it's a current council member, michael a. brown that is running. today, someone made it clear who the candidate is by defacing signs at polling sites. in the meantime, council member jim graham is seeking a fourth term in ward 1 and has not seen much of a challenge for weaver or smith and the polls showgm graham with 68% support and raised more money than both of his challenge -- challengers combined. harry thomas jr. faces a host of challengers in ward 5, tommy wells with two in ward 6. republicans, by the
shutting down that area for hours. >> it may have been an act of gang retaliation. roby chavez has details. >> reporter: mourners scatter as four to 12 gunshots rang out in broad daylight in the busy u street corridor. friends of ashley mccray gathered for her funeral. some were known feuding gang members. witnesses describe a drive-by shooting after the two sides clashed. >> when he walked down being we was walking down to try to get in our car and realized that our car had been shot up. >> reporter: when the gunfire stopped, cars were left crashed and three people injured. 21-year-old jamal coats was killed. he was in the suv which flipped. mourners couldn't believe it. >> it was after church but heard the gunshots. >> what do you make of what happened today? >> senseless an something needs to be done about the violent here in the city. >> reporter: three people were taken away in handcuffs and questioned by investigators. they also towed away this car. now, detectives will try to determine if they know more about the shooting. >> this resulted from a taunting. this was a taunting at a f
for the arraignment of brandon miller who is inside facing's judge. we understand it started and stopped and roby chavez is inside and we're waiting for him to come out and tell us what happened. what we understand what we have been able to see, the police got a lot of help in this case, and especially from one witness who got a tag number. it went to brandon miller's house and they arrested brandon miller, his mother, father and sister. in the minutes after the shooting on u street, the d.c. police got a tip from a witness who gave them the tag number of what may have been the getaway car and they found it parked in the alley behind the home of brandon miller, his father, mother and sister. after securing a search warrant for the basement apartment, the detectives went inside where they found five guns, three pistols, a shotgun and an assault rifle. police arrested miller's parents, joseph and raquel, as well as his sister. y that have all been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and ammunition. >> with the car that we're asking information abou
festival. last night, a vigil was held to remember the pit bull. roby chavez has more. >> reporter: where there is hatred, let me sew love. >> reporter: prayers if a dog killed at the hand of d.c. police. days after the shooting, the danny gonzalezer inside remain. his foster owner remembers a kind dog. >> parrot loved to be petted. he would prance down the middle of the street. some stranger would come up to pet him and he would roll over on his back and try to extort some sort of belly rub from them. he was an amazing dog. >> reporter: 100 pet lovers gathered this pouring rain for a candlelight vigil at the scene where the pit bull-shar- pei mix was shot. many still can't believe it happened. >> dog have rights too just like people do and the dog was unjustly shot and killed and the story is not completely correct and people aren't noing the real truth about the story. >> it shows we still have so much more to do in educating people on what pit bulls really are. the true nature of the breed is not aggressive. it is not a killing machine. >> re
thank you for leaving us so much. >> reporter: at howard university, roby chavez, fox 5 news. >> walters spent 25 years at howard university before becoming the director of the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. he was to return to howard this fall. >>> straight ahead on fox 5 morning news, we have a special treat for some special young survivors. >> a picnic for a group of children and a celebration of life. coming up next. you're watching fox 5 morning news. >>> we take a look at traffic on the wilson bridge this monday. of course heading back to work today. certainly a great wound for weather and a special group of youngsters certainly able to take advantage of that. >> they came together for a picnic to celebrate the life- saving treatment they received. tisha thompson has their story. >> reporter: for most kids, returning around the playground is no big deal. but 10-year-old daniel copeland told us he knows he is lucky as he showed off what is left of his two heart surgeries. >> when they see my scar because my shirt hangs down sometimes, i say i ha
. fairfax county firefighters tipped police off to the suspect after responding to a fire. fox 5's roby chavez live in the newsroom with more details. >> this was a three month investigation. back in june alert firefighters observed the disturbing material when they were putting out a fire in a home next-door. tonight a firefighter and wrestling official is now charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. fairfax county police say a fire in this home back in june exposed a stash of child pornography inside a home right next-door. the home belongs to 51-year-old mark bargett. firefighters entered his home to make sure the fire did not spread there. once inside, however, they made this shocking find, neighbors are grateful. >> that's great. i applaud them. i have grandkids that come over quite often. >> reporter: sources inside say police found boxes of pornography involving children including pictures and dvds. neighbors remember watching the fire, then police swarming the home next-door. >> we just saw a bunch of police go in there and a bunch were sitting here waiting, wa
in an apartment complex. fox 5's roby chavez working this one all afternoon live on the scene
. >> and i'm brian bolter. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now. >> reporter: two adults lived in that apartment complex with four young children. none of the kids were home at the time luckily. both the man and woman had visible physical injuries that remember not caused by the fire or smoke -- were not caused by the fire or smoke. howard county police don't know what unfolded in that apartment, but they believe there was more to this than just a fire. >> we didn't know who was in there and the smoke was getting very thick at that time and getting black. so it was really, really scary. >> reporter: neighbors say the flames were intense is. once the fire was out a man and a woman were found inside. the 33-year-old woman was dead but not from the fire. he was seriously injured. >> it does not appear that man was taken to shock trauma was suffering from burn wounds and it wasn't doesn't appear the cause of death of the woman was burning either. >> reporter: neighbors gathered in horror after being evacuated. some sought victim's daughter frantically trying to get -- saw the victim's daughter frant
on the job she's done. fox 5's roby chavez has more. >> the d.c. school system is now front and center in the current national education debate. today the president of the united states was put on the spot for sending his kids to a private school. mr. obama acknowledged d.c. schools fall short. >> i wanted to know whether or get the same high malia and quality rigorous education in a d.c. public school as compared to their very elite private academy that they're attending now. >> reporter: a florida woman appearing on nbc's today show asked the president if d.c. schools measure up. >> all be blunt with you. the answer is no right now. the d.c. public school systems are struggling. now they have made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform. >> reporter: over the past three years at d.c. secondary schools math proficiency jumped from 27 to 43% and reading proficiency from 29 to 43%. even so as the president acknowledged the city's school system is struggling. it's why the obama children attend acidwell friends, a private school -- sidwell fr
as he left a friend's funeral along busy u street in northwest. fox 5's roby chavez live with how police zeroed in on these suspects. >> reporter: police made a quick arrest but are still looking for another gunman and information about another car including a 2001 white buick. prosecutors say brandon miller, the man arrested, admitted to police he was at scene and even gave two people a ride to the u street area. witnesses helped police crack this case. 21-year-old jamal cotes died while attending a funeral and now his family prepares his own funeral. community members remember a man who struggled to stay clean. >> a really complicated kid. of all the kids i worked with in d.c. he may have been the biggest moments of joy and light and maybe my largest moments of frustration. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after the shooting d.c. police arrested 21-year-old brandon miller. he lived at this home on gerard street northwest. police also found five guns here including automatic weapons and a 9-millimeter gun. it's the same type of weapon that killed cotes. documents indicate he was shot thr
in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final moments. corrections officials say she entered on her own and was apologetic to the victim's sister. witnesses say she looked frightened. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >> when theresa entered the death chamber, she looked quite scared. she looked a little
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